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HARDI Hub provides event attendees a useful tool that helps them navigate events, follow along with speaker presentations, take notes, network with other attendees and even order an Uber.
by HARDI
3.29.2017
4:27pm
Industry Brief
Siemens has expanded its authorized territory for factory automation and motion control products to include Maryland, Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, expanding the coverage area for Siemens partner and distributor Shingle & Gibb.
by Shingle & Gibb Automation
3.29.2017
4:19pm
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Fort Worth, TX-based MORSCO, a distributor of plumbing products, HVAC equipment, PVC products and more, has appointed Mike Swedick as president of its plumbing division. He will also continue to lead the company's Waterworks division.
by MORSCO
3.29.2017
12:51pm
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Karl Scott takes over financial responsibilities for BlackHawk — No. 28 on ID's Big 50 List — bringing more than 21 years of experience in strategic planning, acquisitions and organizational restructuring with him.
by BlackHawk Industrial
3.29.2017
10:42am
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In this episode, ID editor Mike Hockett discusses Grainger CEO D.G. Macpherson's recent comments about the company's changes to its salesforce strategy and pricing moderation, and Fastenal CFO Holden Lewis' comments about the company's return to solid...
3.29.2017
10:33am
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Airgas has created Airgas Healthcare as a dedicated brand to reinforce its position in the healthcare and life science markets. Its customers range from small independent practices to large hospital systems.
by Airgas
3.29.2017
10:26am
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DPA Buying Group has recently added two preferred suppliers in Brighton-Best International — which has U.S. headquarters in Long Beach, CA — and Warsaw, IN-based Warsaw Chemical.
by DPA Buying Group
3.28.2017
4:33pm
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In 2016, IEEE Engineering360 conducted a survey of engineers, engineering management, project managers, research and development technical support and quality control professionals to analyzed their industrial buying process. Here's the key results.
by Gorilla 76
3.28.2017
9:37am
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See what Grainger CEO D.G. Macpherson said about the company's recent salesforce reconfiguration, and a shift in its pricing strategy that it plans to have set by this time next year.
3.28.2017
9:14am
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To honor Fastenal's 50th anniversary and show it takes a full team to win a NASCAR race, the company's sponsored No. 17 Ford Fusion car featured the names of every Fastenal employee in its paint scheme last week and in Sunday's Monster Energy Cup Series...
3.27.2017
9:32pm
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Donald Trump's proposed 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border wall comes with many questions, including what companies would benefit, the price tag and what the end result would be. Here, AP's Alex Veiga also discusses the impact on U.S. jobs and the...
by Alex Veiga, AP Business Writer
3.27.2017
1:49pm
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Located at the Freeport Corporate Center in Dallas, TX, the new facility directly serves 20 states throughout the southern and western U.S., and part of it is an advanced training center for Walter's distributor metalworking specialists and sales teams.
by Walter Surface Technologies
3.27.2017
10:36am
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The $1.26 billion transaction of Netherlands-based Vanderlande further enhances Toyota Industries' presence in automated material handling, following its recent acquisition of Basitan Solutions.
by Toyota Industries
3.27.2017
10:06am
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ID editor Mike Hockett chats with Roei Ganzarski — CEO of supply chain software optimization provider BoldIQ, and former Boeing executive — about the supply chain ramifications of Amazon's recently-announced Air Hub at the northern Kentucky airport.
3.27.2017
9:08am
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The active U.S. rig continued its healthy climb this past week, while Canada's took its biggest fall since December 2014.
3.24.2017
5:00pm
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A new shaft collar and component prototype 3-D printing program that lets users create their own working models of special-purposed parts within hours has been introduced by Stafford Manufacturing Corp.
3.24.2017
1:18pm
Industry Brief
The Winsupply Preferred Vendors that won in each category were chosen based on volume sold over a period of years, being one of the leaders in growing the business, selling to a breadth of locations that buy the vendor’s type of product and having no...
by Winsupply
3.24.2017
12:07pm
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Further commentary from ID editor Mike Hockett's interview with Grainger CEO D.G. Macpherson led the way this past week, while two thought-leadership pieces and an executive appointment at Kaman Fluid Power also drew attention.
3.24.2017
9:27am
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With responsibilities over sales, marketing, operations, purchasing and talent management, former Van Meter Inc. CEO Kevin Powell has joined Summit and will serve as its president out of its Albuquerque, NM corporate headquarters.
by Summit Electric Supply
3.24.2017
9:16am
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General Electric announced a dramatically increased effort to cut costs this week amid heightened pressure from a prominent shareholder.
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3.24.2017
9:04am
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See what Fastenal CFO Holden Lewis had to say about the company's recent strong sales growth, branch strategy and new P.O.D.s offering in his recent interview with ID editor Mike Hockett.
3.24.2017
8:58am
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The preliminary budget released by the Trump administration this month seeks to cut a federal grant program that provided safety training to workers in hazardous jobs for decades.
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3.23.2017
4:53pm
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More than 225 attendees from 135 AD independent distributor companies attended the event in Chicago on March 13-15. See a recap of the event and find out which AD member companies received awards.
3.23.2017
10:52am
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Stockholm, Sweden-based Henrik Elmin, currently president of Atlas Copco's Industrial Technique Service division, will take full leadership of that business area starting May 1. Meanwhile, the company has begun rolling out products from its new...
by Atlas Copco
3.23.2017
10:17am
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ID editor Mike Hockett chats with executives from Construction Fasteners...
3.23.2017
9:37am
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The adhesives supplier has opened its new Pune, India business office and R&D center in its Shirwal, India manufacturing facility. They mark the conclusion of its first phase of $20 million investment in India.
by H.B. Fuller
3.22.2017
2:29pm
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Kaman Industrial Technologies — No. 20 on ID's Big 50 List — has announced that KIT vice president of marketing, David Mayer, will become vice president and general manager of Kaman Fluid Power effective April 3.
by Kaman Corp.
3.22.2017
2:23pm
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Kimball Midwest — No. 40 on ID's Big 50 List — contributed to Big Brothers Big Sisters by raising funds and gaining participation from 63 employees and their families in an event that raised more than $435,000 for at-risk youths in central Ohio.
by Kimball Midwest
3.22.2017
11:56am
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HD Supply Waterworks' Theodore, AL branch is now located in Mobile and is open for business.
by HD Supply Waterworks
3.22.2017
10:09am
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These latest Quick Hits recap editor Mike Hockett's time at Grainger Show March 12-13 and his recent interview with Fastenal CFO Holden Lewis, who discussed the company's decision to acquire Manufacturer's Supply Company and overall acquisition strategy.
3.22.2017
9:30am
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See what CEO D.G. Macpherson had to say at the recent Grainger Show about the current U.S. industrial economy, the company's 2016 branch downsizing and how Grainger views Amazon Business.
3.22.2017
9:00am
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FedEx topped Husch Blackwell's annual USPS Top Suppliers list for a 15th straight year by a wide margin, while Grainger was the only industrial distributor to make the list.
3.21.2017
1:29pm
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Atlanta, GA-based plumbing distributor Supply.com, which sells exclusively through e-commerce, has launched redesigned, responsive website that is better catered to trade professionals who utilize multiple devices when shopping for products online.
by Supply.com
3.21.2017
12:52pm
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While product quality, services and pricing tend to be the same for distributors of like-products, an emphasis on product content is still an area largely untapped by distributors. Codifyd's Dana Kleifield explains.
by Dana Kleifield
3.21.2017
11:06am
Data Focus
Surprisingly, the Industrial Supply Association's March Economic Indicator Report showed that growth for distributor and supplier members slowed somewhat in February despite a continued increase in the manufacturing PMI.
3.21.2017
10:24am
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Customer reviews on e-retailer websites reportedly have a $400 billion impact on global commerce each year, a recent report found, while data also showed that 20 percent of online sales were affected by online reviews of those products.
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3.21.2017
9:00am
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Registration is now open for the PTDA 2017 Canadian Conference, to be held June 7-9 at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel. For the 16th year, key decision makers of the Canadian power transmission/motion control industry will gather for...
by PTDA
3.20.2017
4:27pm
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Take a 4-minute video tour of SPX Flow's new manufacturing and distribution center near Bydgoszcz, Poland. Inside the state-of-the-art facility, SPX manufactures and assemble a complete range of hygienic valves, pumps and plate heat exchangers to handle...
by SPX Flow
3.20.2017
3:08pm
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In his campaign trail, President Trump promised major infrastructure investment, but since election day, analysts and congressional Republicans have voiced concerns about a $1 billion proposal that mirrored the Obama administration's "stimulus" efforts.​
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3.20.2017
10:58am
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From the expo floor of last week's Grainger Show in Orlando, hear from two Grainger Consultive managers about how the company helps customers increase efficiencies and decrease costs.
by Grainger
3.20.2017
10:34am
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